Let me tell you about an event that has...well educated me.
Overclocking. Having a super-fast computer I decided I would try to overclock it for "Ludicrous Speed".
Now I have an ASUS board and vid card that has the ability to go warp speed plus.
So I set the board for 10% more; thinking I would get that much more speed.
What I did not realize is the board has it's own intelligence. Asus calls it AI booster and Asus vid card has a program called Smart Doctor.
Both these programs already boost the CPU, power, ram and whatever else for the maximum safe speed when needed.
Adding 10% sent my computer into meltdown.
Not knowing why my computer was getting so hot, I turned my fans full 12vdc to compensate.
After my computer just shut off, I got pissed. I was ready to throw a temper tantrum against my Antec power supply. Since that was shutting down my computer.
Yes the power supply was hot and it made me mad. With a dozen fans, why was the power supply so hot.
After waiting awhile for the cool down period, I switched the on the computer. It worked for a little while but when it started I noticed a failure.
It said overclocking has failed. Shortly after that it shut down again. So I waited longer knowing now that I am an idiot.
After starting again, I went immediately to change the MB booster back to defaults.
Now I am talking to you from the same computer. Thank you Antec for saving my computer against my stupidity.
Lesson learned here.
Edited by junkdk, 03 May 2005 - 03:17 AM.